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A Cultural History of Disability in the Modern Age

David T. Mitchell , Sharon L. Snyder

If eugenics -- the science of eliminating kinds of undesirable human beings from the species record -- came to overdetermine the late nineteenth century in relation to disability, the twentieth century may be best characterized as managing the repercussions fo...

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What Is History, Now?

Suzannah Lipscomb , Helen Carr

'THE history book for now. This is why and how historians do what they do. And why they need to' Dan Snow 'What is History, Now? demonstrates how our constructs of the past are woven into our modern world and culture, and offers us an illuminating handbook to ...

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The History of Emotions

A Student Guide to Methods and Sources

Katie Barclay

This student guide introduces the key concepts, theories and approaches to the history of emotions while teaching readers how to apply these ideas to historical source material. Covering the main emotions approaches and providing a range of global case studies...

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Potential History

Unlearning Imperialism

Ariella Azoulay

A passionately urgent call for all of us to unlearn imperialism and repair the violent world we share, from one of our most compelling political theorists In this theoretical tour-de-force, renowned scholar Ariella Aïsha Azoulay calls on us to recognize the i...

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The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education

John L. Rury , Eileen H. Tamura

This handbook offers a global view of the historical development of educational institutions, systems of schooling, ideas about education, and educational experiences. Its 36 chapters consider changing scholarship in the field, examine nationally-oriented work...

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What is History?

E. H. Carr

'Not only one of our most distinguished historians but also one of the most valuable contributors to historical theory' Spectator In formulating an answer to the question of 'What is History', Carr argues that the 'facts' of history are simply those which hist...

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A History of Italian Cinema

Peter Bondanella , Federico Pacchioni

A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema - which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, P...

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History of Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Samuel Adams Drake

It is unnecessary to spend words denying the position of Middlesex County in New England history, or to assert its preeminence over some of her sister counties of the commonwealth. The fact is that three separate counties in Massachusetts are entitled to the d...

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The History of the Gurkhas

E D Smith

Since the short and bloody war between Nepal and Britain in 1814-15, Gurkha volunteers, ever mindful of the their motto, 'It is better to die than be a coward', have fought and died for Britain, including in recent years in the Falklands, Afghanistan and Iraq....

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A Cultural History of Disability in the Long Nineteenth Century

David Bolt , Robert McRuer , Joyce L. Huff , Martha Stoddard Holmes

How has our understanding and treatment of disability evolved in Western culture? How has it been represented and perceived in different social and cultural conditions? In a work that spans 2,500 years, these ambitious questions are addressed by over 50 expert...

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Stamped from the Beginning

The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Ibram X. Kendi

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society. Some Americans insist that we're living in a post-racial society. But racist thought is not just alive and well in America -- it is more so...

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What is the History of Knowledge?

Peter Burke

What is the history of knowledge? This engaging and accessible introduction explains what is distinctive about the new field of the history of knowledge (or, as some scholars say, ‘knowledges in the plural’) and how it differs from the history of science, ...

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The Oral History Reader

Robert Perks , Alistair Thomson

The Oral History Reader, now in its third edition, is a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ‘classic’ articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most signific...

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Vending Machines

An American Social History

Kerry Segrave

Although the 1880s are considered the beginning of the vending machine era, these devices have existed for a couple of thousand years. The earliest reference to a vending machine was made by Hero--a Greek mathematician, physicist and engineer who probably live...

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Horæ Britannicæ; Or, Studies in Ancient British History


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A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC

Marc Van De Mieroop

Incorporating the latest scholarly research, the third edition ofA History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000–323 BCpresents a comprehensive overview of the multiculturalcivilizations of the ancient Near East. Integrates the most up-to-date research, and incl...

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A History of Chess

The Original 1913 Edition

H. J. R. Murray

An epic work that took more than a decade to complete, A History of Chess, originally published in 1913, is a historic undertaking that shattered preconceptions about the game upon publication. Over a century later, Murray’s research and conclusions, in whic...

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English Words

Structure, History, Usage

Francis Katamba

How do we find the right word for the job? Where does that word come from? Why do we spell it like that? And how do we know what it means? Words are all around us - we use them every day to communicate our joys, fears, hopes, opinions, wishes and demands - but...

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History and Theology in the Gospels

Seventh International East-West Symposium of New Testament Scholars, Moscow, September 26 to October 1, 2016

Tobias Nicklas , Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr , Mikhail Seleznev

The present volume contains the proceedings of the Seventh International East-West Symposium of New Testament Scholars in Moscow 2016. Its contributions are devoted to different aspects of the question of the relation between history and theology in New Testam...

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A Critical History

David Matthews

An accessibly-written survey of the origins and growth of the discipline of medievalism studies....

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A Dictionary of World History

Anne Kerr , Thomas Edmund Farnsworth Wright , Edmund Wright

As well as over 4000 clear and concise entries, this dictionary also contains biographies of key figures in world history. Other useful features include, subject entries on religious and political movements, maps, and full international coverage....

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A History of Islamic Societies

Ira M. Lapidus

An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its g...

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The History of Africa

The Quest for Eternal Harmony

Molefi Kete Asante

There is a paradox about Africa: it remains a subject that attracts considerable attention yet rarely is there a full appreciation of its complexity. African historiography has typically consisted of writing Africa for Europe—instead of writing Africa for it...

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A Monetary History of the United Kingdom


Forrest Capie , Alan Webber

This book is the culmination of a major research programme on the monetary history of the United Kingdom. This volume contains monetary series ranging from detailed balance sheet material to monetary aggregates such as M3 and are in monthly, quarterly and annu...

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Walter Robert Connor

This full-scale sequential reading of Thucydides' history of the Peloponnesian War will be invaluable to the specialist and also to those in search of an introduction and companion to the Histories. Moving beyond other studies by its focus on the reader's role...

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Son of the Shadows (The Sevenwaters Trilogy, Book 2)

Juliet Marillier

A powerful and entracing romance, set in the Celtic twilight of 10th century Ireland: a new MISTS OF AVALON for readers of historical fantasy....

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The Education of the People

A History of Primary Education in England and Wales in the Nineteenth Century

Mary Sturt

Originally published in 1967.This book illustrates how, during the nineteenth century, the idea grew up that the provision of universal education was one of the functions of the state. The volume is also a history of that period of education, discussing the ma...

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